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5 Things I Learned My First Week in Nonprofit Communications

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Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled that Ashley Heinonen joined our team in late November. Ashley joins us from the for-profit marketing world and brings with her a strong background in design and strategic communications. Also, she said she’d dress up on Halloween with us, so we thought her a good fit! Look forward to regular posts

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Learn How to Find a Nonprofit Job in Portland!

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Prichard Communications, our humble and quirky public relations agency that works with top-tier nonprofits and foundations across the United States focused on health and human services, is thrilled to be the official sponsor of the next “Mac’s List” Meetup, Nonprofit Job Searching in Portland!  The meetup will feature Prichard Communications Account Director for “Mac’s List*,” Jessica Williams, who

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12 Nonprofits You Should Celebrate Today!

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Today is National Philanthropy Day, a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the awesome philanthropies, foundations and nonprofits working hard every single day to make things better across our communities. At Prichard Communications, we spend most of our time working with folks in the philanthropy industry and know, first-hand, what a great job

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Oregon Nonprofits: Apply by November 15 for FREE Marketing Advice!

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Do you know a nonprofit organization that could benefit from two years of free marketing advice? Send them to AMA PDX right away! The Portland chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA PDX) is selecting three or four nonprofit organizations to benefit from its annual Community Nonprofit Outreach Program.  Applications are due this Friday, November

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3 Things I Learned from Anderson Cooper

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World-class storyteller, Anderson Cooper, visited Portland last month to speak at the annual Simon Benson dinner, honoring philanthropists and distinguished Portland State University alumni. I was fortunate to sit front row at the pre-dinner, ‘meet the press’ event where he took questions about how to be a better journalist and human. After meeting him, I think

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Two Reasons I’m Majoring in Public Relations

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As a freshman, I was committed to following in the footsteps of my family members to enter the medical field. I was convinced that it was the only way I could help others and make a difference in the world. However, after sitting through a particularly awful Organic Chemistry class, feeling completely lost, I decided

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4 Lessons Learned at the Communications Network Annual Conference

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I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Communications Network Conference in New Orleans last week, an annual gathering of communications professionals from nonprofits, foundations and industry consultants like Prichard Communications. Not only was I able to catch up with friends at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), a client with whom our roots run

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5 Banned Books You Should Read to Celebrate Banned Book Week

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Today marks the beginning of Banned Books Week, an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) to highlight the censorship of books current, recent and past. Notable titles that have been banned or challenged include: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Captain Underpants” (you know you’ve read it!) and “The Kite Runner.” Reasons for these

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